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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Chapter 10: Making Video DVDs and Movies
By default, each picture in the slide show is displayed for 5 seconds, and transitions
last 1.25 seconds. You’ll be able to change this setting later. See “Setting Video
Options,” later in this chapter, for details.
Creating an AutoMovie
After you finish creating and editing your storyboard, you are ready to move on to
the next phase of video production, which involves adding effects, transitions, titles,
credits, and a soundtrack. While you can perform each of these tasks manually, you
can also have Windows Movie Maker perform them for you automatically using the
AutoMovie feature. Not only is this a great timesaver, but it also allows you to see
firsthand how various approaches to video production work.
To create an AutoMovie, complete the following steps:
1. In Windows Movie Maker, click the AutoMovie button on the toolbar.
2. As shown in Figure 10-28, you can now select one of the following AutoMovie
editing styles:
Fade and Reveal
Applies fade and reveal transitions throughout the video.
Flip and Slide
Applies flip, slide, reveal, and page curl transitions throughout the video.
Highlights Movie
Adds cut and fade transitions throughout the video, and inserts title and
credit frames.
Music Video
Attempts to sync the video to music you select. This works best if the
selected music is as long in duration as the video.
Old Movie
Applies the film age effect to media items.
Sports Highlights
Selects video clips showing action, and inserts title and credit frames.
3. Click the “Enter a title for the movie” link and then type the title text, as shown
in Figure 10-29.
Figure 10-27. Selecting the changes to redo
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4. Click the “Select audio or background music” link to display the “Add audio or
background music” page shown in Figure 10-30.
5. To select audio or music files to play with the video, click the Browse link. In the
Open dialog box, select the first audio file you want to use in the video and then
click Open. Repeat this process to select each additional audio file to include.
The total running time of all the audio files you select should be at
least as much as or more than the total running time of the video. If it
isn’t, Windows Movie Maker will fill in the tracks from last to first,
starting at the end of the video, and there will be a gap at the begin-
ning of the video with no soundtrack.
6. Use the “Audio levels” slider to control whether the audio from the video or the
audio/music you’ve added should have precedence. To play your audio/music
without hearing the audio from the video, move the slider all the way to the right.
To mix the audio from the video back in, move the slider to the left. The more you
move the slider to the left, the more prevalent the audio from the video will be.
7. Click Create AutoMovie to have Windows Movie Maker create the movie for
you. If you don’t like the results, you can always fine-tune the movie before
finalizing it.
Figure 10-28. Selecting the editing style
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Figure 10-29. Setting the movie title
Figure 10-30. Setting the audio options

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